In order for active arrest warrants in Chester County, Pennsylvania to become effective, a sitting judge must decide whether there is sufficient evidence for this to happen. As a result, the law enforcement officers here must gather sufficient evidence that can sustain this probable cause. The examination of the evidence is a thorough process at the end of which the judge could rule out the existence of a plausible probable cause. The result would then be the failure to release a warrant arrest against the individual suspected to have committed a crime.
All of the records related to arrest warrants that are issued, are maintained by the local police in Chester County in a database containing both active and outstanding warrants. When a warrant is outstanding it means that it was not successfully executed by the Sheriff’s Office due to the fact that the suspects could not be found, and consequently too much time passed since the warrants became active.
If you are interested in finding out whether you or someone you know has an arrest warrant against your name in Chester County, you can check out this link http://dsf.chesco.org/mostwanted/ for the most wanted criminals here. You can also go here http://www.courtreference.com/Chester-County-Pennsylvania-Courts.htm and do a search of all the criminal records in the county by following the simple search criteria. Here http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/Main.aspx is a list of Pennsylvania’s current sex offenders that are on the run.
Chester County, PA has been witness to around 59,000 total crimes in the 1999-2008 decade. Around 10 percent of those crimes were considered violent. Half of the 5,900 crimes occurring on a yearly basis in this county happen less than a mile from the victim’s home, and occur every 80 minutes or so, on average. The list of crimes includes up to 46,000 thefts, more than 3,000 car thefts, around 40 murders and more than 500 rapes.